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Obama has to be
dealmaker in chief

Washington Post, by Ruth Marcus

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 3/14/2013 10:41:46 PM

When it comes to Republicans, President Obama sees himself as a kind of reverse Sally Field: They don’t like him. They really, really, don’t like him. Judging by the junior high school behavior of House members who snarkily live-tweeted the president’s closed-door meeting Wednesday, this seems a rather accurate assessment. “Stuck getting Obama ‘charm offensive’ right now when we should be talking about #balancedbudget .?.?. or is it ‘offensive charm’?” tweeted Arizona Republican Matt Salmon, as chronicled by Slate’s David Weigel. “President to House GOP: Closing WH

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/14/2013 11:45:00 PM     (No. 9225819)

I can only think of one kind of dealmaker for him.

They aren´t the only ones that really really don´t like him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/15/2013 2:37:27 AM     (No. 9225900)

Here we go...make Obama look like a reasonable statesman who is honestly trying to get business done...and make the Republicans look like juvenile partisan hacks. The truth is that Obama is the one manipulating the situation and playing partisan games but leave it to WaPoo to spin the story in Zero´s favor.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: suedotsue, 3/15/2013 3:02:46 AM     (No. 9225914)

This is invented. Most of the GOP House loves Obama. They gave him two thundering standing ovations and gushed over him this week. NY Times has run at least 2 inside stories that the GOP House has surrendered to Obama´s overwhelming popularity, that Boehner and his group say Obama won, they must be humble, it´s their job to give him what he wants. The Times has praised Boehner´s leadership. NPR said it was better for Boehner that Obama won.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/15/2013 7:04:28 AM     (No. 9226018)

Sorry Ruth, but your messiah is incapable of it.

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